in a Pecan Shell
The Denton Creek Settlement - established in 1854 – included
what would become Drop.
The original name on the application was Dewdrop, but this was rejected
by postal authorities. There was a Dew, Texas
in Fairfield County, although research shows that there never has
been a Dewdrop, Texas. The settlers simply dropped the Dew from their
name rather than incur the wrath of bureaucrats.
In 1886 the Drop post office opened, but was closed by 1910.
In the late 1880s, the railroad built near Justin
and this drew people and businesses from Drop.
In 1936 Drop only had thirty-eight people and it declined further
to fewer than thirty in 1963.
Stangers in Drop, Texas
My name is Chelsey Cox, and I live in Drop, Texas. Seeing as Drop
is no longer a ‘town’ per se, I did most of my growing up in Justin.
I can remember the always unique cookouts the firehouse would have
and the Justin Fun Days we used to have every year. The best thing
about Justin is that everyone is family
and every one knows everyone else. We can sit down in Mom’s Café and
the waitress already knows what we want to drink, everyone knows the
names of our 5-6 police officers who are always glad to help. Justin
is a small family-oriented town, a place like every other place used
Throughout my childhood the whole community would swim at "Drop Slab"
in the summer and today on the last Monday night of every month, everyone
in Drop will cook up their favorite dish and meet at the old schoolhouse
for dinner. Everyone knows everyone else and are willing enough to
help whenever possible. I love living in Drop because it's small,
there are no strangers, and the traditions of over 100 yrs are still
practiced today. - Chelsey Cox, Drop, Texas, August 17, 2007
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